Our group-wide Safety and Environmental Management System keeps individual activities proceeding toward common goals under a common philosophy.
This management system consists of long- and short-cycle activities.
In the long-cycle activities, which are designed for the entire group, we are making continuous improvements based on common goals and criteria by checking achievements based on reports about site audits and from sites and by reviewing the management system.
For site-specific short-cycle activities, we have an ISO 14001-compliant management system and the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) in place.
The officer in charge of safety and environmental affairs appointed by the President has overall responsibility for building and managing the promotion structure for Taiyo Yuden's Safety and Environmental Management System.
The Taiyo Yuden Group Safety and Environment Committee, the Taiyo Green Strategy (TGS) Committee, and the Energy and Resource Conservation Committee debate and decide policies and issues to be addressed. Each manager of sites then converts his/her decisions into actual plans matching the characteristics of each site, and takes charge of publicizing, enforcing and promoting these concrete targets.
* TGS: Taiyo Green Strategy
The Taiyo Yuden Group is ISO 14001 certified for its production sites and development centers.
Also, as the group became ISO 45001 certified, it returned the OHSAS 18001 certificate instead of subjecting to the Validated Assessment Program (VAP) audit by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) in line curretly with the set plan.